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Learning English - Lesson One

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Download links and information about Learning English - Lesson One by Die Toten Hosen. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 01:16:58 minutes.

Artist: Die Toten Hosen
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Punk, Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 32
Duration: 01:16:58
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No. Title Length
1. Learning English, Step One 0:32
2. Blitzkrieg Bop 1:50
3. Brickfield Nights 3:34
4. Step Two 0:11
5. Just Thirteen 2:29
6. If the Kids Are United 3:08
7. Nasty Nasty 2:06
8. Step Three 0:17
9. Dirty Pictures 2:15
10. Baby Baby 3:12
11. Gary Gilmore's Eyes 2:15
12. Born to Lose 3:21
13. How the Rockefellas Went to Hollywood 0:18
14. Do You Remember 3:26
15. Carnival In Rio (Punk Was) 3:07
16. Step Four 0:17
17. Right to Work 3:04
18. Whole Wide World 3:18
19. Smash It Up 2:56
20. Stranglehold 2:11
21. Step Five 0:22
22. Love and a Molotov Cocktail 2:30
23. Do Anything You Wanna Do 4:28
24. Goodbye from Janet and John 1:00
25. No One Is Innocent 3:01
26. Should I Stay or Should I Go 2:43
27. Rockaway Beach 1:59
28. Eddie & Sheena 4:24
29. Richmond 2:39
30. In the Still of the Night 4:11
31. Anything But Love 3:58
32. I Met Her At the Jet Grill 1:56

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At once a tribute and a perfect calling card for an Anglophonic audience, Learning English is a hilarious romp through a slew of punk classics (and not-exactly classics) that's impossible to resist. Sure, many might want to hear the originals instead, but the fact remains that the quartet didn't become huge in their native country for nothing — if the need is for loud, three-chord classics and shoutalong choruses, Die Toten Hosen can deliver in spades and with plenty of spirit. What seems like a gimmick — the participation of at least one member from every band covered on the appropriate song — actually makes Learning English feel like a great party album, with everyone taking a turn at the mike. If some voices are a bit thrashed with time, it's still good to hear everyone from Joey Ramone and the Damned's Captain Sensible to Chelsea's Gene October and Knox from the Vibrators take a bow. Even escaped U.K. convict Ronald Biggs, famous for his association with the post-Rotten Sex Pistols, takes a bow with "Punk Was," the one original on the album and a nostalgia-filled celebration. The choice of songs throughout may seem idiosyncratic — one really needs to know U.K. punk to recognize tracks like "Do You Remember" by the Rockafellas and "Love and a Molotov Cocktail" by the Flys. But the great performances on such unquestioned monsters from the spirit of 1977 like "If the Kids Are United," "Smash It Up," and "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" — not to mention "Born to Lose," one of the last recordings featuring Johnny Thunders before his death — rule the roost. Add in detailed liner notes from the band expressing their sheer delight at working with their heroes and a slew of memorabilia from the members' punk-crazed youth, plus between-song clips from a fake language instruction record (thus the album title), and the result is great fun.